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Vicent Miquel Rodrigo Peñarrocha
Abstract - Many people who need to write technical documents do not know that there exist standards for writing letter symbols. When a Lecturer or Professor gives a lesson, the symbols used are transmitted to the students so they learn which symbols must be used for each magnitude. But in many cases, the symbols employed by the professor are not the standard ones for that magnitude. And in different subjects, different symbols are employed for the same magnitude, so students are confused. This database contains more than 400 letter symbols, units and international standards related to nomenclature. It is used to correct nomenclature in the Departamento de Comunicaciones of the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. The database is compressed in a self-extracting archive. It works on a PC with the Microsoft Access 2.0 program.
The database is compressed in a self-extracting archive. It works on a PC with Microsoft Access 2.0. To use this database, save the file NOMENCLA.EXE in a directory and run it. It will create two files. The one with extension MDB is the database. Open this file with Microsoft Access. The next picture shows what can be seen when opening the database.
You can use the Spanish or the English version. For the English version you can select the button on the upper left.
Here, the English version is explained. The same explanation is valid for the Spanish version.
Under the name "Data:" five buttons appear:
Under the name "Listings:" two columns of buttons appear. From the ones on the right, different subjects can be selected and the corresponding listing appears.
The ones on the left contain symbol listings in different orders:
As an example, one part of a global listing by name is included in the following figure.
This database is continuously growing and improving. The latest version can be found at the site:
If anyone is interested in a new symbol definition or in any other question related to letter symbols and nomenclature, please send an e- mail message to: email@example.com
The link to Nomenclature Database home page is: http://www.upv.es/dcom/nomenclatura/datos.htm
Vicent Miquel Rodrigo Peñarrocha was born in Valencia,
Spain, on September 29, 1966. He received the Ingeniero de Telecomunicación
degree in 1990 from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM).
He joined the Departamento de Comunicaciones at the Universidad Politécnica
de Valencia in 1991 as a Lecturer. He is working towards his Ph.D. and
his current interests include radiowave propagation over the sea, instrumentation
and any educational activity.